They say that fantasy success is divided into thirds. The first third is the draft, the second third is lineup execution, and the third third (?) is through transactions - mainly the waiver wire.
The waiver wire is probably the main source of your team's turnover and often ends up being the difference between hoisting a toilet bowl trophy and a golden one.
Who should we be targeting after a very weird Week 1?
1) Tarik Cohen
My concern with drafting Jordan Howard this offseason was the general un-good-ness of the Bears. I assumed they'd be trailing, and that would limit Howard's involvement because they'll be throwing and Howard isn't the best at the whole "catching the football" thing.
Enter Tarik Cohen. Cohen led the Bears in rushing yards, receptions, and receiving yards against the Falcons in Week 1. With that being said, Howard didn't have a bad game, so don't do anything crazy and dump Howard.
Cohen will present great value in negative game script games for the Bears - aka most of them. I don't really see him blowing the lid off of the NFL, but he's worth adding in all formats.
2) Marqise Lee
Lee quietly posted over 800 receiving yards last season. I get that he's a Jaguar, but after Allen Robinson suffered a season-ending torn ACL injury, Lee should be thrust into the spotlight.
I don't love the idea of starting Lee now or really any time in the next few weeks, but he's the perfect example of a stash-and-see. If his volume approaches what we expected from Robinson, he'll provide excellent value.
3) Javorius "Buck" Allen
Surprisingly, Buck Allen actually led the Ravens in carries in a 20-0 blanking of the Browns last week. I still envision Terrance West as the workhorse running back, but Allen will be involved in both the rushing and receiving game after the likely-nagging injury to Danny Woodhead. Allen should step in and fill the Woodhead role immediately.
Let's just hope the Ravens remember to run the ball because they absolutely forgot about that last year.
4) Kerwynn Williams
There is a shroud of mystery surrounding the Cardinals backfield situation, as David Johnson suffered a wrist injury that, according to Twitter, could keep him out anywhere from 12 seconds to 12 weeks.
Williams is worth an add, but Arizona is expected to, at a minimum, bring back Chris Johnson. It's going to be a committee on an iffy offense. Add him, but I'm praying for you if you're forced to start him.
5) Alvin Kamara
This is a kind of ugly one. Believe it or not, Kamara actually led the Saints in carries against Minnesota last night - 7 for him, 6 for Adrian Peterson, and 6 for Mark Ingram. Kamara also tied AP for the most rushing yards with a WHOPPING 18, and he added 20 yards on four receptions.
The receiving back on the Saints is always worthy of a PPR plug-and-play - remember Pierre Thomas (77 catches in 2013), Reggie Bush (54 in 2013), and Darren Sproles (86 in 2011, 75 in 2012, and 71 in 2013)? Keep an eye on Kamara. Don't forget that the targets from the departure of Brandin Cooks are still up for grabs, and I guarantee they aren't all going to Ted Ginn...
6) Kenny Golladay
The treasure of the 2017 sleeper articles made quite the impression in his first NFL game, hauling in four catches for 69 yards and two touchdowns. I'm not anywhere close to calling Golladay the number one receiving option on the Lions, but he should be added if you have an expendable player on your bench.